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This online conference helps overseas Chinese and North American entrepreneurs understand how they can start a business in China.

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The second edition of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone Innovation Summit will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 9:30PM CST (9:30AM EDT). This virtual conference will be geared towards Canadians and Americans interested in doing business in China. The conference is hosted by Shanghai Lingang Innovation Center and CJ International Group.

The Lingang Special Area is part of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone, an area where companies can enjoy preferential policies and economic reforms. Lingang is currently home to companies such as Tesla, BMW, General Electric, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, and more! It is sometimes known as the "silicon valley of China."

Lingang Innovation Center is a national technology business incubator in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai, China. Our mission is to serve foreign enterprises to invest and register in the Lingang Free Trade Zone and acquire preferential policies.








1、临港科创中心,Lingang Science and technology Innovation Center


2、宁波市奉化区投资促进局 Ningbo Fenghua District Investment Promotion Agency


3、临港科创-奉化分中心 Lingang Innovation Center ·– Fenghua, Branch




西捷国际集团 CJ International Group


Policy Advantages of Lingang Special Area


  • Increase support for the issuance of government bonds
  • Strengthen the flexible use of cross-border funds
  • Cross-border financial services based on international standards


  • 15% reduction in corporate income tax for companies in the four major industries (biomedicine, aerospace, artificial intelligence, integrated circuits)
  • Corresponding subsidy policy for enterprise value-added tax
  • Subsidize the difference between foreign and domestic income tax


  • Priority for foreign talents and entrepreneurs
  • Optimize the policy for direct settlement of talents in the area


  • Support core breakthrough in technologies and products, facilitate construction and promotion of of industrial competence, boost independent innovation capacity building

Lingang Innovation Center's Services

We are a comprehensive business incubator including pre-incubation, professional incubation, and accelerated incubation. We help companies settle in Lingang by helping them with company name registration, license registration, household registration, opening of bank accounts, tax approvals, and more.


Lin Qu, General Manager of Shanghai Lingang Innovation Center

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Mr. Qu, Engineer, is a senior entrepreneurial consultant, an evaluation expert of the Shanghai Municipal Government Quality Award, and a council member of Shanghai Quality Technology Applied Statistics Association. He is the current general manager of the Shanghai Lingang Innovation Center, the director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Center of the National Eastern Tech-Transfer Center, and the director of the Blockchain Industry Center in which the Hong Kong Business School and the Malaysian University of Science and Technology jointly cultivated a doctorate of business management program in blockchain and digital economy direction, DBA.

Mr. Qu has long been engaged in service and management in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship and has successfully cultivated several publicly listed companies through the "Entrepreneurship Nursery-Incubator-Accelerator" innovative service system and the "Entrepreneurship Mentor + Professional Incubation + Venture Capital" service model. Presently, he is leading the company team to build the "Lingang International Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition and Trading Center", which integrates intelligent manufacturing technology and results display, transaction, research and development, incubation, training and other functions; and will become a technological achievement meeting center and transform the field of intelligent manufacturing.

Hua Yang, President of the Global Cross-Border Technology Institute

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Mr. Yang, Professor, graduated from Luoyang University of Foreign Languages ​​majoring in English, researching English education, higher school management, education investment and financing, vocational education, etc. 

President of Kunshan Institute of Luoyang Foreign Language UniversityDirector and Founding President of Shanghai Top IT University. Executive Director of Private Colleges and Universities in ShanghaiDirector of Higher Education Branch of China Private Education AssociationSenior Advisor of Shanghai Quzhou Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Reading ClubSenior Advisor of Shanghai Guangxi Chamber of CommerceAlumni Convener of East China Area of Luoyang Foreign Language University.

Dr. Prosper Bernard, Chairman of the University Consortium of the Americas

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Dr. Bernard achieved his PhD in Business at City University of New York, and MBA in Management at Saint John's University (New York) in the 70s.

Ex Vice-Director, Ex Member of the Board of Trustees - University of Quebec at Montreal

Was awarded as honorary professor in China and in Peru

Labor award + friendship award – People's Republic of China, Jiangsu Province

Honorary President - International Postdoctoral Association.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin.

In Dr. Bernard's past 50 years of professional career in education, he was invited as visiting professor by around 20 globally renowned universities, including - McGill University, University of Alberta, Bishop's University, St-John's University, École Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Concordia University, Barry University, University of Southern California, Fundacão Getulio Vargas, University of Sarasota, INCAE, University Claude Bernard, and many others. He has helped develop graduate business programs and education links between North America and other regions, including Latin America: (Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Chile, and Brazil), France, China, Taiwan, and Africa.

Jacques Plante, CEO of CJ International Group

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Mr. Plante started his investment career in the 90s. Authorized by the Security Commission and Investment Dealer Association in Canada, Mr. Plante helped hundreds of enterprises receive an investment total of more than a billion Canadian Dollars in the last 30 years.

Obtained accreditation as an International Financial Center with the “International Finance Center – Montreal”

Speaks English, French

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